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I am holding off for a SSD and now that the Octane is going to be out is it worth getting that instead of the Max Iops even though they supposingly fixed issues with 1.15? Please comment about performance/technology differences between the 2 and if there are any other SSD's that might be better to buy in next month like the Samsung etc.
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Keep you eye on the crucial M4 or c300.
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i know i love my vertex 3... getting a 7.9 in WEI lol when i went from cav blacks to a vertex 2 i noticed a big difference and then when i went from my vertex 2 to vertex 3 i noticed a big jump again (snapiness and load times) i haven't had any issues with it yet (seemed like i was getting the freezing issues on first cold boot-ups but that stopped once i updated my firmware)
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The th8ing about the Octane is that it will be good at evrything that the V3 isnt.
It will be great with the low QD random speeds at 4k QD 1-3. These are the important measurements that affect snappiness, the current sandforce drives are even beaten out by the older model SSDs in this measurement. They just arent good at low QD. the octane will own at low QD.
Also, it will give you the same performance with either compressible or incompressible data. Sandforce has a floating point of performance with the different amounts of compressibility of the data used. A file that is 90 percent compressible will behave entirely differently than a file that is 30 percent compressible.
The octane will perform the same, regardless.
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Let me see. In the past 6 months, OCZ kept claiming that firmware was not the bsod bug cause and instead blamed us, the users first for setting it up wrong. Then they told us it was our overclock that was unstable. Then it was Intel's RST and/or management engine causing it.

Then Sandforce finally fixes (hopefully) the problem and says it was firmware.

Until there are benchmarks for the Octane available, it's hard to compare it to the max iops.

But if the Octane has problems at release, you have to ask yourself is that going to be worth dealing with?

My 120gb max iops is the one and only OCZ product I'll ever be buying. The product itself is great. But I'm not interested in dealing with them again for customer support.

The one really good thing about the Octane is that OCZ owns the company that makes the controller. Any bugs should be worked out faster than Sandforce could.
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i just bought a m4..but holding on to it (for possible return)..if the ocz octane owns it. depending on reliability.
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: ocz..reliabily..hmm..score 0 for customer support..that's for sure..i'm not looking at ocz anything anytime soon ..i've talked to "peggy" enough
 
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
i just bought a m4..but holding on to it (for possible return)..if the ocz octane owns it. depending on reliability.
Anand's preview of the Octane put the 4k read at 45,000 iops and write at 25,000 iops.

The m4 on 002 firmware was 4k 45,000 read and 20,000 write.

With the 009 firmware update, the 4k read iops are much higher.

This is why we look beyond sequential reads that are hardly used to see what kind of performance a ssd really has.
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Anand's preview of the Octane put the 4k read at 45,000 iops and write at 25,000 iops.

The m4 on 002 firmware was 4k 45,000 read and 20,000 write.

With the 009 firmware update, the 4k read iops are much higher.

This is why we look beyond sequential reads that are hardly used to see what kind of performance a ssd really has.
can you link me?

this is all i found: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4995/o...consumer-drive
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Originally Posted by malikq86 View Post
can you link me?

this is all i found: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4995/o...consumer-drive
It's the paragraph above the picture of the drive itself.

"The Octane will be available in two discrete versions: one with 6Gbps SATA support and one limited to 3Gbps (SATA 3.0 and 2.0, respectively). The 6Gbps version will ship with 25nm IMFT synchronous NAND, while the 3Gbps version will use 25nm IMFT async NAND similar to the Vertex 3/Agility 3 divide today. Sequential read/write speeds are competitive at 560/400 MBps, while 4KB random read/write speeds are quoted at 45K/25K. "
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